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Shinn Estate Vineyards Rosé Blend North Fork Rosé 2006

External Review by Appellation America:

"There is no reason to produce wimpy little pink wines with no varietal character." That's what David Page, co-owner of Shinn Estate, said when I asked him about his 2006 Rosé.And, boy, is it different from most every other Long Island rosé I've tasted this summer. It's a much richer, bolder wine. Furthermore, rosé isn't an afterthought at Shinn. They have a particular lot, of a particular clone of Merlot, that they devote to their rosé every year.Page is right, this strawberry and watermelon-scented wine is far from wimpy. It's medium bodied and much rounder and fuller on the palate - but still balanced with gentle acidity and even a little tannic structure. There is a faint buttery note too, although malolactic fermentation was strictly avoided. For me, it's almost too bold, but it's still plenty fresh, refreshing and versatile. Page, a professional chef, recommends it with "everything from lobster rolls on the beach to charred steaks in the backyard." Sounds like the perfect wine for a North Fork summer.

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Shinn Estate Vineyards:
At Shinn Estate Vineyards, growing a great wine is accomplished through gathering many diverse elements and combining them in harmony - Our vineyard practices are based on an ever-increasing diversity of plant material and beneficial insects. Our cover crop between vine rows contains as many as 25 species, while the vine plantings consist of numerous selections within each variety. We harvest a... Read more
At Shinn Estate Vineyards, growing a great wine is accomplished through gathering many diverse elements and combining them in harmony - Our vineyard practices are based on an ever-increasing diversity of plant material and beneficial insects. Our cover crop between vine rows contains as many as 25 species, while the vine plantings consist of numerous selections within each variety. We harvest and ferment our selections separately, blending them into a finished wine only after many blending trials. In the cellar, we use several French coopers for the barrels, and oak from several forests, all of which impart their individual aging characteristics to the Wine - From the vineyard floor to the bottle, our wines are the result of the diverse ecosystem we have created on the estate, coupled with meticulous winemaking and gentle aging in the cellar. Read less

External Reviews for Shinn Estate Vineyards Rosé Blend North Fork Rosé

External Review
Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

"There is no reason to produce wimpy little pink wines with no varietal character." That's what David Page, co-owner of Shinn Estate, said when I asked him about his 2006 Rosé.And, boy, is it different from most every other Long Island rosé I've tasted this summer. It's a much richer, bolder wine. Furthermore, rosé isn't an afterthought at Shinn. They have a particular lot, of a particular clone of Merlot, that they devote to their rosé every year.Page is right, this strawberry and watermelon-scented wine is far from wimpy. It's medium bodied and much rounder and fuller on the palate - but still balanced with gentle acidity and even a little tannic structure. There is a faint buttery note too, although malolactic fermentation was strictly avoided. For me, it's almost too bold, but it's still plenty fresh, refreshing and versatile. Page, a professional chef, recommends it with "everything from lobster rolls on the beach to charred steaks in the backyard." Sounds like the perfect wine for a North Fork summer.



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